THE PROBLEM: Sensitive Teeth and Gums
You experience pain when consuming hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods, such as coffee, ice cream, sodas, wine and beer.
THE SOLUTION: Relieve Sensitive Teeth by Switching Your Toothpaste
There are toothpastes made specifically for sensitive teeth, which contain potassium nitrate to block tooth pain from potentially irritating foods.
Causes of Teeth Sensitivity
Enamel, the hard, thin outer layer of the crown of the teeth above the gum line, protects the underlying dentin. Dentin forms most of the tooth’s structure and surrounds the nerves and blood vessels. When the enamel covering the dentin wears away or roots are exposed, teeth become sensitive.
Sensitive Teeth Remedies
Sensitive toothpastes can make the difference between avoiding your favorite foods and enjoying them again. The reason? Potassium nitrate. This ingredient works by desensitizing the small nerve fibers, so you don’t experience pain when you have something cold or hot. Look for an option with the maximum level of potassium nitrate available, like ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Toothpastes.
You’ll also want to be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride to help keep teeth strong and protect the enamel, along with any exposed dentin. Be sure to use an extra soft bristled toothbrush to help avoid surface damage caused by brushing.
If you have persistent sensitive teeth, you should see your dentist. It may be an indication of other more serious conditions, including cavities or cracks in teeth.
Benefits of ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Toothpaste with Baking Soda